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Established in 1906, MU Chemical Engineering has a long standing commitment to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education. Our department serves the discipline well by providing state of the art research facilities in many cutting edge fields including batteries, biochemical engineering, biomaterials, carbon, ceramics, catalysis, corrosion, electrochemistry, environmental sciences, ionic liquids, materials science, computational modeling & simulation, nanomaterials, nuclear materials, polymers, separations, solar energy and surface science.

Degrees Offered

Chemical Engineering, Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: March 15 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 15 (Priority deadline: October 1)

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Consideration is given to grade trends, performance in the area of chemical engineering and mathematics and other criteria bearing on a student’s probable success in graduate study. Selected students with less than a 3.0 overall GPA may be considered on a probationary basis. Financial support is competitive and requires a 3.0 GPA. Graduates holding degrees in physics, chemistry, applied mathematics and related fields also may be considered for candidacy, but are required to take additional course work.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores

GREVerbal/Quantitative/Analytical Writing
Required Scores146/155/3.0

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Chemical Engineering Program

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 letters of reference
  • GRE scores

Chemical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: March 15 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 15 (Priority deadline: October 1)

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Consideration is given to grade trends, performance in the area of chemical engineering and mathematics and other criteria bearing on a student’s probable success in graduate study. Selected students with less than a 3.0 overall GPA may be considered on a probationary basis. Financial support is competitive and requires a 3.0 GPA. Graduates holding degrees in physics, chemistry, applied mathematics and related fields also may be considered for candidacy, but are required to take additional course work.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores

GREVerbal/Quantitative/Analytical Writing
Required Scores146/155/3.0

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Chemical Engineering Program

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 letters of reference
  • GRE scores